Spaghetti ConJunction F.A.Q.
1. What is it?
Spaghetti ConJunction is a one-day RPG convention to be held in Birmingham.
V2. When is it?
Spaghetti ConJunction 2b will take place on Saturday 20th October 2018
3. Where is it?
It will be hosted by Geek Retreat Birmingham, which is located at 38 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham
This is less than ten minutes’ walk from all three of Birmingham’s three train stations; less than five minutes from the nearest car park; and about a minute from the nearest bus stop (or thirty seconds if you run).
4. What time will it be on?
Geek Retreat Birmingham opens at 10am. The first game slot will run between 10:30am and 2:30pm. The second slot will run between 3:30pm and 7:30pm. This allows for an hour’s lunch break.
5. How much is it?
£3 for the day. This is to cover our costs, with all profits going to charity.
In addition, Geek Retreat is a café and will appreciate your custom. We actively encourage you to patronise the Geek Retreat.
6. Is there disabled access?
Unfortunately not in the upstairs playing area, which is only accessible by stairs. We can only apologise for any inconvenience caused.
7. Are you looking for referees?
We certainly are. Each game must have a running length of no more than four hours, have a beginning, a middle, and an end. This includes any time required for character creation, therefore GMs are encouraged to provide pre-generated characters where possible (unless you are planning to play an Indie style game where character generation is part of the game). Please send details of your game and if accepted, we will post its details on Facebook and Google+ pages.
When submitting a game please let us know if your game will contain mature content and will therefore be unsuitable for players under sixteen.
8. Are there any age restrictions?
Yes and no.
Whilst we seek to encourage role players of all ages, we ask that all attendees aged sixteen years and under be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for the child throughout the day. Any attendee older than sixteen is not required to be accompanied by an adult.
NOTE: Some games run at Spaghetti ConJunction may contain mature content. Such games will carry a ‘Mature Content’ advisory and we strongly advise that younger players do not sign up for them. Further, any GM who is running a game that is labelled as containing ‘Mature Content’ has the right to refuse entry to the game for players under sixteen years of age.
9. How do I sign up for games?
When you purchase your ticket you will be given a random ticket with a number on it. The last number (between one and ten) on this ticket will determine the order in which you can sign up for the games during the two slots.
Fifteen minutes before the start of the first slot random numbers will be generated between one and ten. When the number that matches the last number on your ticket is announced you will be able to sign up for the next slot. The numbers generated before the first slot will be noted and then used before the second slot, but will be read out in reverse order.
So for example, if the order of the numbers generated before the first slot is 4, 9, 1, 7, 10, 3, 6, 2, 8, and 5, and you were given the number 1, you would sign up in the third wave of signees before the first slot and in the third to last wave of signees before the second slot. This may seem complex and random, but as a sign up method, it is fair to everyone.
If you have never roleplayed before, are under 18 or if this your first Spaghetti ConJunction, then you will be awarded a bye that allows you to sign up for a game in one of the two slots before the numbers are announced. In addition, you will be allowed to bring another person to sign up with you in both game slots.
If, in advance of the convention, you offer to run a game in a slot which advertised on the website and for which you produce a sign up sheet on the day, then you will also be awarded a bye . This will allow you to sign up for any game in the other slot before the numbers are announced.
9. Why Spaghetti ConJunction?
- Because Birmingham does not have a dedicated roleplaying event and having been to lots and lots of conventions, the founders decided that it was a jolly good idea. Plus because we played great games at these events, we wanted to bring these great games to Birmingham.
- Because it is an utterly delightful play on words.
- Because Pookie is very proud of thinking it up.
- Because the previous Spaghetti ConJunctions were so much fun.
10. Who are you?
Simon Burley is the co-designer of Golden Heroes, the UK’s first superhero RPG, its sequel, Squadron UK, and The Comics Code RPGs, and as the author of Conventional Thinking, a two-part guide to conventions up and down this land, has been to more gaming conventions than any man would care to admit to. Simon admits to them all.
James Mullen is the designer of Blood & Water, the RPG about supernatural flatmates living together as well as other RPGs. He is a devotee of indie-RPGs and a well-regarded GM having run games at conventions up and down the country.
Pookie is a games reviewer and editor.
Between them they have over a century’s worth of gaming experience.
Spaghetti ConJunction FAQ V1.6 [Last Updated 22/10/2017]